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By Mike Koshmrl
Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Dirty campground lures bear, leading to its death


June 25, 2020

JACKSON — Food, garbage and vomit were scattered around a dispersed Darby Canyon campsite early June 14 when state wildlife officials arrived to respond to a report of a pre-dawn mountain lion attack.

The supposed cat struck through a tent, raking a sleeping man in the back.

But at the scene, Wyoming Game and Fish Department staffers Mike Boyce and Becca Lyon saw no sign of a cat. They did see ursine spoor, and 50 yards off the campsite found a decomposed deer carcass that had been fed on by a black bear just the night before.

“Clearly a bear had been feeding on it recently,” Game and...

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